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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Aug.
2013
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2013
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2013
Aug.
2014

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,359 21,124 19,131 18,870 2,228 2,254

Civilian labor force

10,809 10,667 9,444 9,300 1,365 1,368

Participation rate

50.6 50.5 49.4 49.3 61.3 60.7

Employed

10,139 10,070 8,878 8,784 1,260 1,286

Employment-population ratio

47.5 47.7 46.4 46.5 56.6 57.1

Unemployed

671 598 566 516 105 82

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.6 6.0 5.5 7.7 6.0

Not in labor force

10,550 10,457 9,687 9,570 863 886

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,883 3,154 2,280 2,464 603 690

Civilian labor force

2,263 2,484 1,848 2,009 415 475

Participation rate

78.5 78.8 81.0 81.5 68.8 68.8

Employed

2,036 2,282 1,664 1,843 372 439

Employment-population ratio

70.6 72.4 73.0 74.8 61.7 63.6

Unemployed

226 201 183 165 43 36

Unemployment rate

10.0 8.1 9.9 8.2 10.3 7.6

Not in labor force

621 670 432 455 188 215

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,099 3,353 2,555 2,737 545 616

Civilian labor force

2,531 2,789 2,129 2,352 403 437

Participation rate

81.7 83.2 83.3 85.9 73.9 70.9

Employed

2,392 2,663 2,018 2,247 374 417

Employment-population ratio

77.2 79.4 79.0 82.1 68.7 67.6

Unemployed

140 125 111 105 28 20

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.5 5.2 4.5 7.1 4.6

Not in labor force

568 565 426 385 142 180

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,758 9,321 9,386 8,971 372 350

Civilian labor force

2,852 2,651 2,753 2,555 99 96

Participation rate

29.2 28.4 29.3 28.5 26.6 27.4

Employed

2,705 2,507 2,614 2,411 91 96

Employment-population ratio

27.7 26.9 27.9 26.9 24.5 27.4

Unemployed

147 144 139 144 8 0

Unemployment rate

5.1 5.4 5.0 5.6 7.8 0.0

Not in labor force

6,906 6,670 6,633 6,416 273 254

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,618 5,296 4,910 4,698 708 598

Civilian labor force

3,163 2,744 2,714 2,384 449 361

Participation rate

56.3 51.8 55.3 50.7 63.4 60.3

Employed

3,005 2,617 2,582 2,282 423 335

Employment-population ratio

53.5 49.4 52.6 48.6 59.8 56.0

Unemployed

158 127 132 101 26 26

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.6 4.9 4.3 5.8 7.1

Not in labor force

2,455 2,552 2,196 2,314 259 237

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

215,784 218,405 95,108 96,629 120,677 121,775

Civilian labor force

143,021 143,636 72,631 73,225 70,390 70,411

Participation rate

66.3 65.8 76.4 75.8 58.3 57.8

Employed

132,749 134,922 67,300 68,994 65,449 65,928

Employment-population ratio

61.5 61.8 70.8 71.4 54.2 54.1

Unemployed

10,272 8,713 5,331 4,231 4,941 4,482

Unemployment rate

7.2 6.1 7.3 5.8 7.0 6.4

Not in labor force

72,764 74,769 22,477 23,404 50,287 51,365

NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period. Beginning with data for January 2014, estimates for veterans incorporate updated weighting procedures.

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Last Modified Date: September 05, 2014
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